Yesterday we received our utility bill and I saw how much water we had consumed in 43 days and how much it's going to cost us. Today I decided we should make more of an effort to use less water and this is the mess I ended up with tonight while cooking supper!
My brilliant idea was to use a little less water for steaming the carrots and broccoli. Bad idea. As I walked back into the kitchen I said, "Hmmm, smells like something's burning. Smells a bit like coffee grounds." And then we discovered the pot - not a trace of water left in it and burned black like I've never burned a pot before. :-(
I used huge amounts of water trying (unsuccessfully) to clean the pot, so not only did I NOT end up conserving, I've ruined my really good Lagostina steaming pot and if steel wool doesn't fix the problem (I know, I'm not supposed to be scrubbing this pot with steel wool) I'm going to have to shell out money to replace the pot. Not to mention the fact that there were no vegetables for supper.
Like I said before, it was a really bad idea. I've been told to stop obsessing so much about the water and just live.
Until next time...